GET READY TO WELCOME BUTTERFLY SEASON WITH TREE HILL'S BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL!
Join Tree Hill Nature Center in celebrating the 2018 Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival from 10am-4pm on April 28th!!!
Miss Jacksonville 2018 Kaleya Leverette will greet guests and host a storytelling time for the kids. Let loose in our bounce house and stroll through our special one-day-only butterfly house to admire several species of local butterflies. Get your face painted and enjoy a variety of local vendors, featuring handmade crafts, food and more.
Per tradition, gather on the open lawn behind the amphitheater at 3:30pm for the annual butterfly release. Watch our director Mark Mummaw and a child Dreamer (from the Dreams Come True organization) release 500 monarchs into the open air above the festival grounds. This magical moment is the center of our festival and what makes the day so special for every age.
Find links to our vendor and sponsor applications on our website homepage @ treehill.org.
Our vendors and sponsors make the Butterfly Festival what is it, and we appreciate the opportunity for such festive collaboration with our community members.
Admission is the same as our daily entrance fee:
$5 for adults
$4 for seniors, military and students
$3 for kids ages 3-17
FREE for kids under 3
FREE FOR ALL TREE HILL NATURE CENTER MEMBERS
All proceeds go to the care of our animals, educational programs, and maintenance.